Data Analyst

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 02, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
Primary Function:

Our analysts are expected to explore data, technologies, and the application of mathematical techniques to derive business insights. Analysts spend about 50% of their time delivering insightful metrics, reports, and analysis through various technical approaches. As a part of this team, our analysts' main goal is to answer questions from the enterprise as fast as possible. This position will develop a broad domain knowledge as they connect with many businesses and agile teams across Data Sciences. This team plays a critical role in making Target's data discoverable and connecting business users to our data assets.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively exploring data and sourcing for specific use cases
  • Joining and creating measurable insights from the data to be shared
  • Developing metrics, reports, and statistics
  • Documenting calculations, code, and adhering to data management principles
  • Validating and testing data assets of others in the form of peer review
  • Exploring statistical analysis that could be applied to the data
  • Performing descriptive statistics including mean, variance, median, correlation
  • Applies insights and testing in partnership with business users
  • Active participant in team meetings
  • Support agile ceremonies


Job Requirements:
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years total work experience
  • Strong SQL experience
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, service orientation and strong relationship building skills
  • Competent and curious to ask questions and learn to fill gaps, desire to teach and learn
  • Working knowledge of structured (i.e. Teradata, Oracle, Hive) and unstructured databases including Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)
  • Advanced proficiency in at least 1 visualization tool (i.e. Tableau, Domo, Power BI) with ability to learn additional visualizations tools
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education


Desired Requirements:

Programming:
  • R, Python, Spark


Math and/or Statistics:
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Calculus (weighted averages, rates of change, single variable)


Testing and Research Design:
  • Apply the scientific method and experimental design
  • Generate insight from observational data


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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